The Lismore Lantern Parade is the signature event of the year in my hometown region, where thousands of people from across the Northern Rivers come together to mark the Winter Solstice, and to either walk in the parade, perform at the fiery finale, or watch as spectators.
Each year there are new lanterns created, to parade alongside ones that have been star attractions in years past.
Now in it’s 24th year, the Lantern Parade is a seriously fun event – whether you’re watching or participating.
My mate Tom and I decided to give our arts and crafts skills a test, showing you how to construct a paper lantern for annual spectacle.
This footage was actually filmed for 2017’s parade, but I never got around to editing it all together, so let’s just pretend we did this for the 2018 parade last weekend, yeah? Awkward laugh